Nazimuddin Jokhio’s brother seeks trial under anti-terrorism law

Web Desk BOL News

16th Nov, 2021. 07:04 pm

Police said the clothes and mobile phone were recovered on identification of the suspects arrested in Nazim Jokhio murder case. Image: File

KARACHI: Afzal Jokhio, brother of Nazimuddin Jokhio who was allegedly killed at the Memon Goth Farm House of PPP MNA Abdul Karim Jokhio and MPA Jam Owais Jokhio on November 3, 2021, filed an application before the Judicial Magistrate (II) of Malir on Tuesday pleading to send the inquiry and investigation of the alleged murder of his brother to a judge of the anti-terrorism courts for trial under the Anti-Terrorism Act 1997.

Citing the story of alleged murder of Nazimuddin Jokhio, the applicant stated that brutal and heinous ‘murder’ was designed to be a lesson and warning for all the Jokhios and other community members residing in the vicinity to live their lives as slaves of the two feudal lords — Jam Abdul Karim Bijar Jokhio and Jam Awais aka Gohram Khan Bijar Jokhio — and act according to their wishes.

Afzal who is a complainant in the case also filed an application seeking to call some officials of the wildlife department for an identification parade as per a statement made before the investigation officer.

The applicant also sought court’s directive to retrieve call data record (CDR) and geo-fencing of SHO Memon Goth’s cell phone.

Accused Jam Awais and other accused were produced before the JM(II) Malir.

The investigation officer (IO), in his progress report, submitted that burnt cell phone set and clothes of the deceased Nazimuddin Jokhio were recovered and sent for forensics.

The lawyer for the complainant informed the court that the cell phone and clothes of the deceased were not shown to the complainant for verification nor were they called at the time of recovery of the important piece of evidence.

Taking the progress report on record the court extended the physical remand of the accused till November 18 and issued notice of the applications to the state attorney.

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